Jan 19, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin

Nursing - Nursing Education Concentration, MSN


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Program Code: MSN_850B
CIP Code: 51.3801

Program of Study for the Master of Science in Nursing


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores or Millers Analogies Test (MAT) scores, unless waived.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet or exceed the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Additional Admission Requirements: A bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN) from an acccredited (NLNAC or CCNE) college or university or a baccalaureate degree in another field with graduation from an accredited associate degree nursing program or with a diploma nursing program; one year of nursing experience before beginning the program; an undergraduate statistics course (descriptive and inferential statistics) with a grade of C or higher; an undergraduate research course with a grade of C or higher; and a current, unrestricted RN license in North Carolina or a state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) with North Carolina.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE or MAT) requirement may be waived for applicants who hold an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Location: Online

Additional Information about Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility


Any standardized exam waiver for a graduate degree program at Appalachian State requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned degree (undergraduate or graduate; some programs have established higher GPA requirements). No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.

Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing


Other Requirements for the MS


  • Thesis: Option of completing thesis or research project
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required for the thesis option; program director can provide specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy.
  • Comprehensive: Required; oral defense of thesis or presentation of research project fulfills the comprehensive requirement.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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